Jewish Journal

  • In tough times, relying on the Jewish community for help

    by Penny Schwartz, JTA

    December 12, 2011 | 2:52 pm

    In August, in the heat of the summer, a Boston-area mother of three began to worry about how she would pay for Chanukah gifts. Across the country in San...

  • Jason L.

    by Seth Menachem

    December 7, 2011 | 4:44 pm

    Jason lives in the same building as I do and shares an apartment with two friends from high school. During our interview him for this profile, one of the...

  • Rosalie Greenfield

    by Jane Ulman

    November 29, 2011 | 6:07 pm

    The train pulled up to the platform at Auschwitz. Men and women were immediately separated. Rosalie Schwartz had only a couple of minutes to say goodbye...

  • Eva F.

    by Seth Menachem

    November 29, 2011 | 5:50 pm

    I met Eva this year as part of EILI, an entertainment leadership group through The Jewish Federation. She’s tall, has dark hair, and is stacked like the...

  • Chanukah for the kids

    by Lisa Silverman

    November 23, 2011 | 2:59 pm

    “Chanukah Lights,” by Michael J. Rosen and Robert Sabuda (Candlewick: $34.99) is a Chanukah book like no other, a beautiful collaboration from two...

  • Ian L.

    by Seth Menachem

    November 22, 2011 | 1:17 pm

    Ian grew up with two much older sisters, but “I was kind of like an only child … good life, good childhood, maids … I even had a wet nurse.”


  • Israelis seeking alternatives to traditional wedding ceremonies

    by Linda Gradstein, JTA

    November 21, 2011 | 12:42 pm

    Anna Melman and Ari Bronstein are in the midst of planning their wedding, which will be held in January in Israel. They have a venue and a rabbi. But they...

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